Snooping isn’t a good way to ensure child safety online

TECH, CHILDREN, PRIVACY

An app called 'SafeNet' is being tested to allow parents access & control of their children's devices. Is this...

Analysing India’s progress towards the elimination of child marriages

CHILD MARRIAGE, GENDER

While India has made remarkable strides in the decline of child marriages, data suggests that more still needs to...

Don’t go overboard on ‘fact checking’

FACT CHECKING, MISINFORMATION, TECH

Proposals to set up fact check units (FCU) by both central and state governments need to be critically analyzed...

Why Are Women Missing in STEM Spaces?

GENDER, STEM, LABOUR

While increasing women’s participation in STEM is challenging, the state can activate private sector participation to enable entry and...

Tackling Deepfakes Requires All Hands on Deck

AI, DEEPFAKES, TECH

While several legal provisions already exist, it is challenging to execute what the law demands. We argue that tackling...

The New Telecom Act: A Schrödinger’s cat paradox?

TELECOM, TECH, REGULATION

The Telecom Act 2023, in its current form, can be both - a shiny new phone with the same...

When Paid Period Leave is Mandatory

Menstrual Hygiene, Labour Laws

There is no argument that workplaces need to accommodate biological differences between co-workers. However, it is arguable that a...

Lead the Way in AI Governance

AI, TECH, GOVERNANCE

As GPAI’s global chair, India has an opportunity to contribute progressively to the international AI governance discourse. This will...

Efficient State Intervention Can Help Prevent Gender Based Violence in India

GENDER

India correctly identified women-led development as a priority during its G20 presidency. However, preventing GBV and acting against it...

Making Apprenticeship Schemes Women Friendly

GENDER, LABOUR FORCE, SKILLING

The engagement of women remains disproportionately low in India's apprenticeship programs. There is an urgent need to reform these...

Need To Algo The Distance

ALGORITHMS, AI, TECH

While the need to regulate algorithmic decision-making is urgent, the effectiveness of mandating algorithmic transparency remains questionable. There is...

Children, a key yet missed demographic in AI regulation

AI, TECH, CHILDREN

The fast evolving nature of AI means that regulation should avoid prescriptions and instead embrace standards, strong institutions, and...

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